Hurricane Gustav affects processing plant

03-09-2008 | |
Hurricane Gustav affects processing plant

Sanderson Farms has said that its processing plant in Louisiana, USA was not in operation on Tuesday this week due to loss of electrical power which was caused by Hurricane Gustav.

Returning to normal operations
“The plant’s return to normal operations will be dictated by the restoration of electrical services to the area and the return of normal traffic on interstates following the return of evacuees to south Louisiana,” said Joe F. Sanderson Jr., chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms.
According to the company, none of its Louisiana or Mississippi properties were materially damaged by the storm, which struck the southwestern coast of Louisiana on Monday.
The company confirmed that other than the loss of electrical power, there were no facilities that had any significant storm-related damage.
Sanderson farms produces, processes, markets and distributes chilled and frozen chicken products.
Generators are used until power is resorted.